What we do…
We are a marketing and communications consultancy who combine our heads, hearts and hands to deliver outstanding results for our clients.
We help brands, teams and companies improve performance, develop relationships with key stakeholders and influencers, and build engaged and collaborative teams.
We help clients gain promotions, win awards and deliver commercial success, all whilst improving corporate reputation.
We are passionate about powerful conversations.
Grit means that we are determined to persevere with any endeavour that is important to us and our clients, regardless of any obstacles we may face along the way.
Being authentic is about being ourselves. We celebrate our differences and embrace diversity, knowing that it creates a work culture where everyone is connected and able to do their best work.
We have a compelling vision for the future and can engage others around it. By communicating our vision to our team members and clients, we inspire confidence and enable everyone to make effective decisions.
Our resilience manifests itself in our willingness to problem-solve, make decisions, and bounce back quickly when things don’t go entirely to plan. It enables us to be goal-oriented, optimistic, and confident in our approach.
Being brave means that we face our fears rather than automatically playing it safe. We are prepared to step outside of our comfort zone for the good of our clients and our team, and we prefer to tackle problems and challenges head-on, with courage.
Over the years we have worked for many pharmaceutical and life science companies..
…across all stages of the brand lifecycle, including blockbuster product launches, medical education campaigns.
We know your customers and we have a network of thought leaders who support co-creation of programmes, meaning every penny spent meets needs, and produces impactful results.
We know what brilliance and sizzle looks like!
Grey Bear is a healthcare marketing and communications consultancy with a difference.
We have a big vision for the the future of agencies and consultancies. CEO, Emma Clayton, started her career in pharmaceuticals back in 1998. In 2017, she started Grey Bear with a single-minded mission to provide what was missing in the marketplace to pharmaceutical clients.
She built the consultancy upon the foundations of energy, excellence, expertise, efficiency, effectiveness and empathy. She understood the frustration with large agencies, the stifling lack of creativity that was causing service levels to fall. As a team of experts, we want to MAKE a difference, and we want to BE the difference.
How we do it…
It’s in our people and our work. We use powerful conversations to change lives. We are still young but already we have become known for our commitment to OUTSTANDING.
We are people that do more. We are marketing and communication experts with abundant energy and ideas on how to make a difference.
We think that matters, especially now.
We are challenging and rigorous, yet supportive, championing a level of ambition and accountability equal to what the science demands.
We provide a trusted space with expert facilitators to explore fundamental questions of purpose, values and worldviews – whether for groups of individuals, or groups of companies – and to surface and explore new ideas and solutions.
We work to help find ambitious yet pragmatic solutions, through promoting new approaches and collaborations, by harnessing innovation and technology, and by sharing our learning for wider impact.
We seek to align commercial success with the outcomes that society needs, and work with companies to help them understand and achieve this alignment.
We design all of our programmes around the needs of the patient.
The Grey Bear way
Emma also recognised a new way of remote working that didn’t compromise on creativity and service excellence. We are made up of a talent pool of ex-large agency experts who no longer fit the 9-5 working model and who want to make a difference to clients whilst balancing their own lives.
Flexible, remote working married with modern technology brings the freedom to create and communicate without traditional constraints of where and when to work.
At Grey Bear we concentrate on what we do best. Everyone has their own expertise. We are one team who blend our talents for every project so you can be sure that the work we do is undertaken by the best in the industry.
We are budget efficient. We don’t maintain expensive offices and pass this on in our fees. We are transparent with our costs, and we work efficiently and make every penny work hard for you.
You don’t pay for people you don’t need!
What they say about us…
Nothing is ever too much trouble and they always go over and above to ensure projects are delivered in a professional manner. I really can’t recommend using Grey Bear enough.
Marketing ManagerPharmaceutical Company
This is marketing and communications par excellence. Great people that listen and follow up with awesome ideas that have transformed our business. We almost don’t want to recommend them so we can keep them for ourselves.
Creative, flexible, irrepressibly cheerful & positive.
Medical Affairs ManagerPharmaceutical Company
Grey Bear provide full clarity throughout the journey you take with them, starting with an in-depth SOW before they commence the projects (something more agencies should take pride in!) The team are lovely and easy to deal with- always on hand when you need them.
I have always found the team at Grey Bear to be exactly the extended team I have needed, they have always understood exactly what I’ve been trying to achieve. Their creative thinking and attention to detail, cannot be faulted. I really can’t recommend using Grey Bear enough – their enthusiasm and ability to deliver is second to none, you won’t be disappointed if you choose them as your communication partner!
Marketing ManagerPharmaceutical Company
- Grey Bear Consultancy, John Eccles House, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford Science Park, Oxford, OX4 4GP
- 01865 950 753